60 days in Western US Itinerary

60 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US planner

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Sedona
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
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Moab
— 5 nights
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
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Santa Fe
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Sedona

— 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Get in touch with nature at Oak Creek Canyon and Bell Rock. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock State Park, trek along Devil's Bridge Trail, stroll through Broken Arrow Trail, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sedona trip itinerary planner.

Tucson to Sedona is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in September, expect Sedona to be slightly colder, temps between 85°F and 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 7 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. There's lots more to do: cruise along Point Imperial Drive, trek along Cape Final Trail, appreciate the history behind Powell Point, and take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip builder.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Moab

— 5 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dead Horse Point State Park and Delicate Arch. Get in touch with nature at Arches National Park and Colorado National Monument. Step out of Moab to go to Canyonlands National Park and see Mesa Arch, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take a memorable drive along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, and head off-road at local off-road trails.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab trip planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Moab at 84°F and lows at 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zion National Park and Zion Shuttle. Escape the urban bustle at The Narrows and Angel's Landing. It doesn't end there: cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park attractions app.

Drive from Moab to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Moab in September, expect little chillier with lows of 48°F in Zion National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of Fire State Park and Wynn Las Vegas. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, and take a stroll through The Strip.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (93°F), and nights are much hotter (71°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muir Woods National Monument and Golden Gate Park. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Castello di Amorosa are in your itinerary. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars & Pride Mountain Vineyards). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, San Francisco is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 7 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and El Capitan. Step off the beaten path and head to Yosemite Falls and Sentinel Dome. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll through Four Mile Trail, explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of 38°F. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Olympic National Park

— 5 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Get outdoors at Hurricane Ridge and Ruby Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and Murhut Falls. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach, trek along Sol Duc Falls, stroll through High Divide, and contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park trip planning site.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Olympic National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Olympic National Park: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 44°F at night. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Glacier National Park

— 4 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Explore hidden gems such as Going-to-the-Sun Road and Lake McDonald. Take a break from the city and head to Logan Pass and Iceberg Lake Trail. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, admire the sheer force of Silver Staircase Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park day trip app.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Glacier National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Olympic National Park to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Olympic National Park in October, Glacier National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Teton National Park

— 5 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Teton and Amphitheater Lake. Get in touch with nature at Jenny Lake Trail and Teton Park Road. There's much more to do: hike along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, admire the sheer force of Hidden Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermitage Point, and cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Grand Teton National Park are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 8 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. Escape the urban bustle at Upper Geyser Basin and Norris Geyser Basin. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser, take a memorable drive along Firehole Lake Drive, get outside with Morning Glory Pool, and trek along Purple Mountain Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park planning website.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Teton National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Santa Fe

— 4 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Canyon Road. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Fe Plaza and Santa Fe National Cemetery. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, take in nature's colorful creations at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument, and do a tasting at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard & Tasting Room.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe sightseeing website.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Santa Fe in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Santa Fe, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas